Shop It: Markus Lupfer Tweed Pocket Dress, Chinti and Parker Striped Organic Sweater, Chinti and Parker Striped Organic Skirt, Rachel Zoe Madison Shift Dress

I’m so smitten with the look of patch pockets on pretty much anything and everything. A sweater, a cami, a dress, a skirt…it makes it so whimsical (and is a great opportunity for a little color contrast, no?).

Finding a perfectly done patch pocket moment is tougher than you think…so I loved these two DIY examples, spotted on I Spy DIY:

If you had a sewing machine, the options would be endless! Think of all the different fabrics you could add to take a simple piece in an entirely new direction.

Speaking of items I wish I was wearing…head on over to A Piece of Toast where today I’m participating in their column of the same name! I have loved this feature from its inception and was so excited to participate in it on behalf of my former Alt roomie.

UPDATE: Great minds! After I wrote this post out, I was blog reading last night and realized Christine had written about her own patch pocket DIY. Go check it out!

{Image Credits: via I Spy DIY; originally from Wendy’s Lookbook and Stockholm Streetstyle}


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  1. 4.26.12

    I could not agree with you more, I love the extra drama these pockets add, and loved Christine’s post! The RZ shift dress is incredibly perfect.

  2. 4.26.12
    Annie said:

    I love pockets!! haha seriously, you add a pocket and I am on board.

  3. 4.26.12

    I just love the look of pockets on dresses and skirts. They just add the perfect pinch of casual!

  4. 4.26.12

    Love, love, love all things chinti+parker… AND Christine’s DIY was perfection!

  5. 4.26.12
    Meagan said:

    Patches on a skirt? Too cute for words!

  6. 4.26.12
    Crystalin said:

    I just love these pockets! I don’t have a sewing machine but I may have to give Christine’s DIY a try, so cute!

    I love your answer to what’s the best style advice on A Piece of Toast- I would have to say the same thing, but rather than ex boyfriend I’d say old/ex girlfriend, haha :)

  7. 4.26.12

    that leopard dress is divine!

  8. 4.26.12
    alyson said:

    love that rachel zoe!! saw someone post an instagram and was immediately smitten! Also dying to get my hands on some leather ot add pockets to something, anything! great post.